Join us online for Master Classes; and workshops on craft and technique. Past seasons have featured Colm Tóibín, Robert Sullivan, Michael Silverblatt, Parul Sehgal, Camille Rankine, Francine Prose, Claire Messud, Ayana Mathis, Yiyun Li, Leslie Jamison, Mary-Beth Hughes, Amy Hempel, John Haskell, Daniel Handler, Elizabeth Gaffney, Benjamin Dreyer, Jennifer Croft, and Alexander Chee, among others. Scholarships are offered for many classes; details can be found in the course listings below.

Elizabeth Gaffney | The Novel Workshop

Online, Zoom Wednesdays, January 27–May 5, 2021

***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email megan@apublicspace.org***

This season’s Novel Workshop is designed for writers with a substantially or fully complete draft of their novels. Each writer will have the opportunity to have their entire manuscript read and critiqued.

Jamel Brinkley | Master Class

Online, Zoom Saturday, April 17, 2021

***This class has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email megan@apublicspace.org***

A Master Class on the idea of duende, "a sound of trouble in the voice… something beyond technical competence or even technical virtuosity”—and the possibilities of troubling narrative voices in fiction. This class will be held on April 17, 2021.

Reginald Gibbons | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, April 29, 2021

A Master Class to loosen our hesitations and unlock material—images, feelings, memories—for our writing. This class will be held on April 29, 2021.

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